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Bev Brody, the nutrition and physical activity coordinator for Get Fit Kaua‘i, is among the finalists for the 2012 businesswoman of the year in the nonprofit category.
The 2012 Women Who Mean Business award is an annual event on O‘ahu hosted by Pacific Business News, which will announce winners on Friday.
“Anyone who knows Bev has experienced her tremendous energy, drive and passion for making our state — and especially Kaua‘i — the healthiest place to live in the world,” Kaua‘i Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. said in a statement issued by his office Wednesday.
“And her enthusiasm is contagious. Bev Brody is so very deserving of this recognition,” the mayor said.
Carvalho said Brody’s leadership was instrumental in encouraging the Kaua‘i County Council to pass the state’s first Complete Streets Resolution, and for putting in motion the implementation of Safe Routes to School projects across the island.
Three years ago, she proposed creating an annual event to celebrate Kaua‘i’s multi-modal coastal path, Ke Ala Hele Makalae, and to encourage its use via walking, biking and running. In its first year, the Kaua‘i “Mayor-a-Thon” attracted nearly 800 people and has become more popular over the past two years, the mayor’s office said.
Pacific Business News and its sponsors are hosting an awards program on April 12 to honor the success of women in business at the Royal Hawaiian, states the PBN website.
Businesswomen of the year finalists and winners in the for-profit and nonprofit categories will be joined by PBN’s Top 25 women-owned businesses in being recognized .
Brody, known affectionately as “Miss Canada,” is active in the Kaua‘i community, in many cases, literally pulling Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. into physical activity such as the Mayor-a-Thon, Walk to School Day, and Get Fit Kaua‘i.
She was also recently named the 2011 Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i Outstanding Employee of the Year. She was honored for her work in leading the efforts of the Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition of Kaua‘i County, which strives to improve nutrition and increase physical activity through policy and infrastructure development, Naomi Sugihara, a Get Fit Kaua‘i administrative assistant, said in an email.
Visit www.bizjournals.com/pacific/events/63951 for more information. Visit www.getfitkauai.com for more information on Get Fit Kaua‘i.
• Dennis Fujimoto, photographer and staff writer, can be reached at 245-3681 (ext. 253) or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.
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